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torticollis

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noun tor·ti·col·lis \ˌtȯr-tə-ˈkä-ləs\

Definition of torticollis

  1. :  a twisting of the neck to one side that results in abnormal carriage of the head and is usually caused by muscle spasms —called also wryneck



Origin and Etymology of torticollis

New Latin, from Latin tortus twisted + -i- + collum neck — more at collar


First Known Use: circa 1811


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torticollis

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noun tor·ti·col·lis \ˌtȯrt-ə-ˈkäl-əs\

Medical Definition of torticollis

  1. :  a twisting of the neck to one side that results in abnormal carriage of the head and is usually caused by muscle spasms—called also wryneck




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